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News: Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Media Create serves up disappointing Wii U and 3DS results

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - we're at the half way point of another gruelling week! Actually, it means Media Create Japanese chart results, though it could also mean the first thing; in truth, the results are rather grisly this time for Nintendo, but considering its strong...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Some success for 3DS

The UK charts have been rather grim for Nintendo so far in 2016, but this week has thankfully brought some positive news with two new releases making their mark on the top 40. First of all let's look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the Square Enix spin-off that's exclusive to 3DS. Packed with fan service, it's managed to secure...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

New 3DS LL still leads hardware as Wii U dips

Another week, another set of Media Create Japanese charts, and this week brings a few major releases to consider, though hardware sales are only showing minor changes. To kick off with software Yakuza: Kiwami is in the top two positions for PS4 and PS3, making it the most successful new arrival this...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Has a Sales Bump in the UK Following Discounts

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Has a Sales Bump in the UK Following Discounts

Great game for less money works, who knew?

The UK chart results have come out, and unfortunately it's the fourth week in a row with no Nintendo titles in the top 40; we wrote a little about those woes recently. While that's a shame, there have been some interesting movements in the Nintendo-only charts. Most notably The Legend of Zelda: Majora's...

Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

For the third week in a row

Every week we check the UK chart results, and typically Nintendo has a few titles scrapping away - at the very least - in the bottom half of the top 40. Yet this is now the third consecutive week where not a single Wii U or 3DS exclusive has made it into the all-format top 40. What's going on? It's worth starting out...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Wii U also continue decent momentum

The festive period certainly brought cheer for Nintendo in its homeland, as the New 3DS and Wii U enjoyed impressive sales while their key releases led the software charts. The latest Media Create Japanese charts show some understandable drops as January bites, yet the results are...

News: New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

Wii U dips below PS4 but maintains strong sales

2016 is now well underway, with all of the crushing realities of the post-festive period - wider waistlines, slimmer bank balances and plenty of regret. In any case, Nintendo is starting the year in Japan with a collective smile, as the company continues to perform well in the busy shopping season...

News: Nintendo Games Absent from UK Top 40 to Kick Off 2016

Nintendo Games Absent from UK Top 40 to Kick Off 2016

Things can only get better

The first UK chart results are in for 2016, covering the New Year week up to 2nd January, and they bring an unwelcome landmark for Nintendo. For the first time we can recall in recent times there are no Nintendo games in the all-format or single-format top 40. It's a grim state of affairs, with the post Holiday dip in...

News: Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Japanese 3DS hardware passes 20 million lifetime sales

2015 has been quite a year, and it's fair to say Nintendo has had mixed fortunes. Sales of Wii U and 3DS hardware have been reasonable if not barnstorming, but the company's Kyoto HQ may ring in the New Year with renewed spirits following its end of year sales in Japan. Starting with...

News: Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Call of Duty was number one, of course

Rather like the Christmas music chart number one being a coveted position, the same principle is applied to video games - in the UK, at least. Securing top spot in the final results prior to 25th December is an extra gong to celebrate, a string for a publisher's bow. Somewhat predictably that honour falls to...

News: Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker going strong

Sales are on the up in Japan as the Holiday season approaches, and the latest Media Create chart results bring very happy reading for Nintendo in terms of both software and hardware. Starting with software, Monster Hunter X (Cross) continues its dominance at number one, with its lifetime...

News: Evergreen Nintendo Releases Hang Tough in the UK as Xenoblade Chronicles X Tumbles Out of Top 40

Evergreen Nintendo Releases Hang Tough in the UK as Xenoblade Chronicles X Tumbles Out of Top 40

It deserved better

The UK chart results are out, with these being the penultimate listings issued before the final Christmas list is released next week. It continues the status quo, largely, with a disappointing but inevitable week two drop-off for one of the year's finest games. Xenoblade Chronicles X has unfortunately dropped out of the...

News: The November NPD Results are in, Nintendo Exclusives Fail to Crack the Top Ten

The November NPD Results are in, Nintendo Exclusives Fail to Crack the Top Ten

Tough month for Nintendo

The NPD Group is an independent market research company that tracks sales across various industries and how they perform in North America. Naturally, the game industry is tracked by this group and each month's results are based off of new games sold at retailers. Be sure to note, NPD does not track digital or second hand...

News: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is still dominant

The Media Create results for Japan are out, and this week has a few interesting talking points to consider in terms of both hardware and software. Starting with the latter, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam makes its debut in second place with just under 50,000 sales; its launch numbers are actually a little...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart Position But Outsells Predecessor

Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart Position But Outsells Predecessor

Up 73% on launch sales of Wii title

With another week underway we have the UK chart results, which carry extra interest following the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a title that has drawn critical acclaim and hype from enthusiasts but nevertheless has a tough task converting that into big sales. That's how it's turned out in the UK, at least -...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Nearly 1.5 million sales in two days

It's that time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, and this week's numbers have an air of predictability about them; that's good news for both Nintendo and Capcom. The launch of Monster Hunter X (Cross) has brought nearly 1.5 million sales for the title - with Famitsu having a number slightly above...

News: Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Nintendo in the UK

Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Nintendo in the UK

Three titles in the top 40, with PS4 and Xbox One dominant

The UK chart results have taken a little longer to come out this week as Black Friday numbers have been brought together, and the final results aren't brilliant for Nintendo. In a brief hardware mention Chart-Track states that hardware sales were up compared to the previous year, and that...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Wii U is still comfortably in five figures

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in and bring a mix of good and bad news for Nintendo. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival has, unsurprisingly considering the trends elsewhere, struggled to achieve notable sales; the Wii U title shifted just 20,303 units in its first week, well down on the...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Fail to Chart in the UK

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Fail to Chart in the UK

Other titles show improvement, however

Even if Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival looks a little underwhelming as a gaming package - yes, we're still reviewing it - the inclusion of two amiibo figures in the package should help, in theory, to make it more attractive. Unfortunately that's not proven to be the case in the UK, as the title has failed to...